Line of Duty fans spot huge ‘clue’ DS Chris Lomax is working for the OCG

Line of Duty are frantically theorising again as speculation reaches a fever pitch ahead of Sunday’s season finale.

Some attentive viewers have delved into episode five’s script, stumbling across a seemingly throwaway line that may unveil a character’s true allegiances.

Potential spoilers ahead – you’ve been warned…

DS Chris Lomax (Perry Fitzpatrick), some fans reckon, could be working for OCG after he dropped the name of a particular pub.

In one scene, he chatted to a crime scene investigator, clad from head to toe in a white crime scene suit.

Vicky McClure’s Kate Fleming and Martin Compston’s Steve Arnott walk towards them as Lomax can be heard announcing to his colleague that they could “be in the Red Lion bar by 8pm.”

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Some fans reckon they’ve wrangled Lomax

And while it was a passing comment, some fans reckon his mention of the pub is a major piece of foreshadowing – and a tip off that he’s a crooked cop.

A Reddit user predicted: “During the telephone call Chris Lomax was on before Steve and Kate approached him at the industrial unit, Chris finished the called by saying ‘meet you at the red lion at 8pm.’

“Isn’t this the same pub Carl Banks boasted about the murder of Gail Vella before he was killed? Might be a OCG meeting ground.”

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Some reckon he’s not all that he seems

“Oooh I didn’t catch that,” one replied, and referencing the order Fleming and Arnott gave Lomax shortly after, added: “He seemed reluctant to get the floors dug up too.”

Meanwhile, another wrote: “Lomax said ‘Meet you at the Red Lion’… that the same pub someone was boasting about killing Gail Vella at? An OCG haunt? #LineOfDuty.”

A third reckoned: “Also Chris Lomax is a bad ‘un. Drinking in the Red Lion where he found that dodgy Devereux to falsely ID Terry.

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Could Lomax be a crooked copper?

“Also also, Ryan’s mum was the one who dropped the charges against Devereux. Also also also, season 7 will be these 3 legends leading the new AC team.”

What do you reckon? Let us know in the comments below.

*Line of Duty concludes on Sunday night at 9pm on BBC One.

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